Victoria Justice of the Peace files for re-election
Dec. 2, 2013 at 6:02 a.m.
Candidates have one week left in the filing period to be on the ballot for one of 17 Victoria County offices up for election.
The primary race for the Republican and Democratic parties are stacking up with incumbents and newcomers.
Victoria County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Robert Whitaker announced Monday he would seek another term at the gavel.
Whitaker, who was elected in 2007, is running on the Republican ticket. He earned a bachelor's degree from Baylor University, as well as his his law degree in 1977.
"It's an honor and a privilege to serve our community as justice of the peace," he said in a news release. "I enjoy helping people and look forward to continuing my service to the public."
Whitaker, 61, maintained a private law practice in Victoria for about 30 years and served four years as the municipal judge before crossing over to the county.
Filing opened Nov. 9 for the March 4 primary.
On the Republican side, Steve Tyler filed for re-election as criminal district attorney, and Don Pozzi filed for re-election as county judge. Ron Reyna is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for county judge.
Eli Garza filed with the Republican party for 377th District Court Judge.
Lisa Hernandez is seeking the Republican party nomination for county treasurer against Republican incumbent Sean Kennedy.
Incumbent Robert Cortez has filed for reelection as county clerk as a Democrat. Heidi Easley, a longtime county employee, is seeking the Republican party nomination for that position.
Clint Ives will seek the Republican party nomination for county commissioner precinct 4.
Jane Bernal filed with the Democratic party ticket for district clerk.
Judge Stuart Posey is running for the Republican nomination for justice of the peace, Precinct 2. Jennifer Zeplin is seeking the Republican nomination for justice of the peace, Precinct 4.
Judge Richard Castillo is seeking the Democratic nomination for justice of the peace, Precinct 1.
Judge Travis Ernst, who was appointed to his position, is seeking the Republican nomination for County Court at Law No. 1.
Judge Daniel Gilliam is running for the Republican nomination for County Court at Law No. 2.
Cris Gonzalez has filed for Democratic Party Chairman and Michael Cloud filed for Republican Party Chairman.